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by ItalianStallion81
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: RD1000 + MKS20?
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: RD1000 + MKS20?

BUMP

I think I may have solved the problem here. I think what I want to use with the RD1000 to get violin and other synthesized sounds, would have to be the D550 rack module. Have you guys ever used a D550 with your RD1000?

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Building Your Own Version of TONTO
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Building Your Own Version of TONTO

Is there anyone on here that has built his own version of TONTO ("The Original New Timbral Orchestra") patterned after the original by Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff? I probably believe Geoff Downes of The Buggles/Yes/Asia was a close contender of doing so because of all the keyboards he owns o...
by ItalianStallion81
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "Still Angry" - Identify Synthesizers?
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: "Still Angry" - Identify Synthesizers?

I'd recently been told by Ted Ottaviano himself that the bell-like chorus leads were done on the Juno 60.

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Hi-Five - "She's Playing Hard to Get"
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Hi-Five - "She's Playing Hard to Get"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKLnifIvnDQ For those of you who can withstand the cheesiness of this New Jack Swing-genre hit, while I do see a Yamaha DX7 FM synth (which some people say was the bane of much 1980s music) in this video, what I can't be sure of is whether or not it really sounds like...
by ItalianStallion81
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: CHiPs Theme by John Parker
Replies: 0
Views: 1601

CHiPs Theme by John Parker

For all those of you gearheads who used to watch this old 1977-1983 NBC crime drama series, its theme song has these weird synth riffs. Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE3gzz2eeDo Seasons 2-5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPJAwHQj8SI Season 6 (with Larry Wilcox out and Tom Reilly in) ha...
by ItalianStallion81
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 4674

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

If you go back to the 1980s, when synthesizers had only just begun to replace some live musicians, I'm wondering if there are any pictures available of such orchestra pits in that time frame that had these synthesizers? The hot sheet: RMI Keyboard Computer -- this 1974 invention, which used punched-...
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Vavoom! Shampoo Ad (1990)
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Vavoom! Shampoo Ad (1990)

Purity_Control wrote:How do you know that? And was this a secret quiz? :lol:
I was here to ask for help on who played what.

BTW, I forgot to say the first solo was an alto saxophone - allegedly played by Kenny G. The only synthesized sound I can hear is a synth string pad.

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Re: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

The exact fade-in effect I want to recreate can be heard here:


~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Re: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

madtheory wrote:I want to cover this song but all I have is a Casio CZ-101. How can I get this MiniMoog effect?
Is there a master volume control? If yes, play the string sound hitting the B5-flat key (932.33 Hz) with the volume control on low, gradually increasing it until full volume is approached.

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Re: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

Psy_Free wrote:
ItalianStallion81 wrote:This effect may come in handy for all those of you who play the first 30 seconds of the outro to this classic song live in concert using a Minimoog synth.

~Ben
Thanks for sharing. I'll give it a try next time I perform 'You're No Good' live ;)
You're welcome!

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Re: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

This effect may come in handy for all those of you who play the first 30 seconds of the outro to this classic song live in concert using a Minimoog synth.

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

Has anyone who ever played a Minimoog ever tried to play a long-drawn-out note with a fade-in effect by playing it at low volume and gradually increasing the volume for that one note? What I am bringing up is similar to how the very end of Linda Ronstadt's 1975 #1 classic "You're No Good" was concei...
by ItalianStallion81
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Linda Ronstadt - "You're No Good" (Live 1980)
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Linda Ronstadt - "You're No Good" (Live 1980)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APy2oWRe3_Q Could anyone please identify the keyboards in this 1980 Linda Ronstadt concert? The keyboard player for this tour was Bill Payne (Little Feat). I do know the electric piano part on what turned out to be her only #1 pop hit sounds like it's played on the us...
by ItalianStallion81
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 4674

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

I forgot to say that the whole reason synths came into play on Broadway (and beyond) was due to the many AFM Local 802 strikes in NY. More often than not, producers of Broadway plays wouldn't let their productions go unfinished because of such strikes; instead, any of the real orchestral musicians a...
by ItalianStallion81
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 4674

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

While I know this trend is a black eye for the remainder of the live orchestral string musicians, but in the far future, what if the same thing happened to live rock bands ? The people that are the guitarists, bassists and drummers? Imagine attending a Rolling Stones concert with only Sir Mick Jagge...